Alleging defamation, Burma’s Ministry of Information will take legal action against two media outlets after negotiations mediated by the country’s Interim Press Council broke down.
Rangoon mayor defends attempts by regional authorities to push through a controversial city expansion plan, claiming in Rangoon Divisional parliament that it has widespread support.
An ethnic leader expresses doubts over the military’s willingness to sign a nationwide ceasefire as some groups’ proposed inclusion proves problematic for Burma’s commander-in-chief.
Villagers and activists say student Phyu Hnin Htwe is being falsely accused of involvement in the detention of Chinese workers at the Monywa copper mine.
The government’s lead peace negotiator pledges to push ahead with talks to end conflict in Burma, as officials meet ethnic rebel groups for ceasefire talks.
Government gives citizenship to 209 displaced Muslims, after the first phase of a project aimed at determining the status of about a million stateless Rohingya.
The investigation into the murder of two British tourists on the Thai resort island now centers on two suspects, including a Burmese migrant worker.
The Pa-O National Liberation Organization chairman remains concerned about the fate of three of his soldiers, who he says were captured by Shan rebels.
A mob damages a house, shop and mosque in a Magwe Division town after rumors spread that a Muslim man had beaten his Buddhist maid.
Excellent food, a lively atmosphere and attentive service at Rangoon’s first tapas bar is quickly earning The Lab a loyal clientele.
A Shan lawmaker says local communities have grown worried after a government minister backs plan for a 7,000-megawatt hydropower dam in in southern Shan State.
The killing of a rebel Karen soldier in Myawaddy prompts an increased security presence in the Burmese border town as tensions rise.
Information Minister Ye Htut says junta-era newspapers will not be privatized, making Burma one of the few countries where the government continues to fund newspapers.
Experts involved in restoring Mandalay’s Golden Palace Monastery say most of the pillars of the century-old, teak wood building have to be replaced.
Six Burmese migrants are released two days after they were detained on suspicion of involvement in the grisly murder of two British tourists.
Two more Burmese migrant workers in Malaysia are murdered, bringing the number killed this year in the fellow Southeast Asian nation to about 20.
A pair of US mountaineers will join the search for two Burmese climbers missing for more than two weeks on Southeast Asia’s tallest mountain.
Chin human rights activists and politicians accuse a Burma Army unit of the arbitrary detention and torture of six ethnic Chin farmers.
Tensions rise in Karen State’s Myawadday after a local Burma Army commander orders Karen rebel groups not to carry weapons in the border town.
As Burma’s government and ethnic armed groups prepare for peace talks next week, fighting between the Burmese Army and ethnic Karen rebels continues.